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Alaska Democratic Party
Party Chairman Patti Higgins
Senate Leader Johnny Ellis, Majority Leader
House Leader Beth Kerttula
Political ideology American Liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Color(s) Red and Blue
Web Site

The Alaska Democratic Party is the local branch of the Democratic Party in the state of Alaska.

It is the minority party in Alaska. Following the elections of 2008, Democrats hold no statewide executive offices. However, they do help comprise a coalition in the Alaska Senate which is the majority "party."

At the federal level, Democrats hold one of the U.S. Senate seats. No Democrat has carried Alaska in presidential elections since 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson had his landslide victory over Barry Goldwater.

Democrat Barack Obama received 37.89% of the total statewide vote in Alaska and lost the state to Republican John McCain in 2008 who selected former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.

Currently, the state's most prominent Democrat is its junior U.S. Senator Mark Begich, the former Mayor of Anchorage who narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Ted Stevens in 2008. Other notable Democrats from Alaska include former Governor Tony Knowles and Ethan Berkowitz who almost defeated U.S. Representative Don Young (R-Alaska) in 2008.

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